Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World
Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism
Many are claiming that the ecumenical movement has stagnated. Perhaps it has, or perhaps shifts in global religious culture have cultivated a situation where the renewal movement of ecumenism itself needs to be renewed. Kinnamon, who has devoted his life to the ecumenical movement, offers an important survey of the current state of the ecumenical movement, and points the way forward on several fronts.
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity
I have been interested in a diaspora understanding of Christianity now for quite some time. And I started reading Deleuze this last year also. This book brings together Deleuze and diaspora in some mysterious and complex ways. I am certain I won't understand this book well on a first reading. I am also certain it will be worth my time to be confused.
Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
This is an evangelical and popular appropriation of the "slow" food movement as it relates to the life of the church. It's written for a wide audience, and could be a really great summer read for small groups or bible studies.
Extremist for Love: Martin Luther King Jr., Man of Ideas and Nonviolent Social Action
The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade
Philip Jenkins writes the global church column for The Christian Century, and now has written a contribution to the centenary of the First World War. I had never really thought of this war as a holy war, and certainly it hadn't occurred to me that it was a significant shift in warfare because so many Christian countries went to war with each other. This is one of two books I'm reading this summer to better understand the continuing impact of The Great War on our lives today.
The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer
Yes, a book about soccer. Everybody is watching soccer, but I thought it would be worthwhile to read a global history. When I start coaching again next fall, I don't know whether my team will be interested in tales from around the world, but we can always hope.
The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century
This is the other WWI read this summer, focused on the legacy of The Great War. Lots has been written about the start of the war. This analyzes its effects.
A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique